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Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Patrick Smith’s Kadabra King is 2022’s Heel Horse of the Year

Patrick Smith's Kadabra King is the 2022 Nutrena AQHA/PRCA Heel Horse of the Year, as voted on by the top 25 heelers in the PRCA.

Rope Horse Care

2020 Horses of the Year Are Easy Keepers

Riley Minor’s RK Tuff Trinket, Brady Minor’s Leos Highbrow and Logan Medlin’s Nita Win Playboy are priceless to their people—and also very low maintenance.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Bob Strikes Again: Minor’s RK Tuff Trinket Wins Second Head Horse of the Year Honors in 2020

Riley Minor's Bob wins his second Purina Head Horse of the Year title.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Masters Cracks Out 22-Year-Old World-Champion Mount Cody for 2020 Campaign

Chad Masters is relying on the horse he won the 2007 PRCA Heading World Title aboard as rodeo hits crunch time in 2020.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Horse of the Year DT Sugar Chex Whiz Set to Make NFR Debut With Worley in Round 7

Dixon Flowers' Rope Horses DT Sugar Chex Whiz—an AQHA World Champion and the newly crowned Purina Horse of the Year—will make her first run at the Thomas & Mack in Round 7.

Rope Horses

Starbucks: X Factor

Ryan Motes—four-time NFR qualifier and 2019 winner of The American—on what made his 2013 PRCA/AQHA Heel Horse of the Year, Starbucks, rise above the competition.

Rope Horses

Sale-Barn Find Jewels Smoke Screen Wins 2019 Purina PRCA Head Horse of the Year Honors for Kirchenschlager

Team roping's top headers in the PRCA world standings voted Jewels Smoke Screen, a 12-year-old gelding, the 2019 Purina PRCA Head Horse of the Year.

Rope Horses

Dixon Flowers’ DT Sugar Chex Whiz Adds Purina Heel Horse of the Year Title to Already Impressive Resume

Billie Jack Saebens' main mount in 2019—AQHA World Champion DT Sugar Chex Whiz—earned the Purina Heel Horse of the Year title, as voted on by the top heelers in the world.

Team Roping News

Riley Minor’s PRCA/AQHA Heading Horse of the Year, RK Tuff Trinket “Bob”

Minor shares how he acquired "Bob" and his Wrangler NFR preparation.

Team Ropers

The X Factor: What Makes Good Rope Horses Great

From the rope-pulled, 30-foot barrier at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days to the short score of Nampa, Idaho’s Snake River Stampede, the summer run is where horses make or break a cowboy’s season. With guys mounting-out when they can’t have their horses in two places at once, the candidates for PRCA/AQHA Horse of the Year begin to shine as the ones who get the bronze have usually carried multiple cowboys to big paydays throughout the year.

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